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Special Tribute for Doodley Dayo

In Loving Memory of Dayo
[Sunrise 07-2018 – Sunset 09-2021]

Dayo, a magnificent Labradoodle, and a truly gifted certified therapy dog, touched the lives of countless individuals throughout his lifetime. His unwavering dedication to the practice of Animal Assisted Activities and Animal Assisted Therapy was a beacon of hope and healing for both children and adults. Those fortunate enough to interact with Dayo not only found solace but also discovered self-acceptance while working towards their physical, social, and emotional aspirations.

Though Dayo has crossed the rainbow bridge, his legacy endures, extending far beyond the boundaries of our local community. His work as a therapy dog continues to reach and inspire children and adults worldwide through the timeless tales of the Doodley Dayo Children's Book Series. Dayo's true essence, his boundless love for collaborating with his human friends, and his unquenchable zest for life remain etched in the hearts of those who were fortunate to know him.

The Popcorn Press LLC was founded as a platform to immortalize Dayo's incredible journey, encapsulated in the pages of the Doodley Dayo series, a collection inspired by real-life events. In these stories, Dayo, a special puppy, discovered that his unique qualities forged powerful connections with children in need of a friend. As a therapy dog, Dayo began his mission of bringing comfort and support to kids in our local community, leaving an indelible mark on all he encountered.

Dayo's spirit lives on, serving as a shining example of the transformative power of compassion and the profound impact one remarkable dog can have on the world. He may be physically absent, but his memory will forever be a source of comfort and inspiration to all who knew him. Rest in peace, dear Dayo, your legacy of love and service will continue to touch hearts for generations to come.


Doodley Dayo

The Curly Puppy Who Can Skateboard: A Children’s Book About Self-Confidence, the Power of Acceptance...


Doodley Dayo

Doodley Dayo, Dayo's First Field Day!: A Children's Book about Helping Others to Never Give Up


Doodley Dayo

Santa Gets a Snow Day!: A Children’s Book About Christmas Magic and Believing in the Unseen


Doodley Dayo

The Mashed Potato Mix-Up: Unleashing Culinary Chaos on Thanksgiving Day


From the very day of Dayo’s birth, Brittany felt captivated by her puppy’s endearing curly hair and charming head tilts. She knew then that her journey forward would include Dayo. Their special bond led them to form a certified therapy dog partnership, dedicated to assisting children with a range of special needs. Their visits extended to hospitals and most notably, schools, where they would spend time with children who eagerly read to Dayo every day of the week. Tragedy struck Dayo at a tender age, and after a brave battle, he earned his angel wings. However, those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him will forever carry the memory of Dayo in their hearts. His infectious “smile” and boundless happiness left an indelible mark on everyone he encountered.

For Brittany, Dayo’s gentle nature remained a constant source of joy. Today, she carries forward the mission they once embarked upon, preserving their shared adventures through a book series titled Doodley Dayo. This compilation comprises four heartwarming tales, all brimming with the enchanting escapades of Dayo and his human companion, Hazel.

To honor Dayo’s enduring legacy and engage with Brittany’s ongoing efforts, you can connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.

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Join Our Cause

The Wagging Warrior, a 501(c)3 organization co-founded by Brittany Mraz and Dayo, is dedicated to serving the local community by offering a diverse range of services to both youth and adults. Our committed volunteers, alongside their therapy dogs, extend comfort and invaluable assistance to individuals, whether through one-on-one interactions or in group settings. We have successfully created a myriad of visits and interactions with talented teams, all aimed at enhancing the lives of children and adults through the transformative practice of Animal Assisted Activities and Animal Assisted Therapy.


Our services encompass tailored comfort visits, thoughtfully designed to cater to the specific needs and objectives of our visitors. Through engaging interactions and activities with our therapy dogs, our volunteer teams play a pivotal role in making a positive impact on all those they encounter during their visits. These visits encompass a wide spectrum of settings, including reading sessions, school visits, Occupational or Physical Therapy sessions, hospital visits, Senior Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, and more.

We invite you to consider supporting Wagging Warriors through your generous donations, as this will enable our mission to reach an even broader audience of children and adults. Your contribution can make a significant difference in our efforts to bring comfort, joy, and support to those who need it most.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with us, please feel free to email us at and to learn more you can also visit our website at Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve.


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